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Illustration on the risk of EMP attacks on the nation's power grid by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How the electric grid has been compromised


Illustration on the success of Trumponomics in red states by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Where Trumponomics is working


Modest Growth Rate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The tax cut reality




Illustration on the clique of dictators by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Defeating the dictators’ clique








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More than just a swamp dweller

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In this Saturday, May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump holds a sword and sways with traditional dancers during a welcome ceremony at Murabba Palace, in Riyadh. Trump and his entourage were treated to a traditional all-male Saudi sword dance. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Saudi king, Trump swayed side to side and briefly joined the groove. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Truth and deceit in the Middle East

- The Washington Times

As we have seen with the "Arab Spring," politics and claims of allegiance in the Middle East are not always as they seem. In most instances, when looking at power players in the region, one has to look behind the curtain to ascertain where real loyalties lie.

In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter sits on the Atlanta Falcons bench before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Diego Chargers, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Jimmy Carter -- gasp! -- defends Donald Trump

- The Washington Times

Jimmy Carter -- yes, that Jimmy Carter, the Habitat for Humanity hammering former president who could never be confused, by any stretch of the imagination, as the slightest bit conservative -- actually offered up words of defense for Donald Trump. Check the skies for flying pigs.

In this Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, AXS TV Chairman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. Just seven months into the Trump presidency, Republicans and right-leaning independents have begun to contemplate the possibility of an organized bid to take down a sitting president from within.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Mark Cuban: Make up your mind -- or shhh

- The Washington Times

Celebrity "Shark Tank" show's Mark Cuban said he is "seriously considering" running for the White House in 2020, Donald Trump be danged. Now there's a race that should be interesting to watch. If it ever happens, of course. Which is may, or may not, or could, or very well won't, apparently depending on the time of day, record of interview, and heat of the moment. In other words: Make up your mind already. Or shhhh.

Handcuffs used on men arrested for prostitution solicitation sit on a table at a hotel in Minot, N.D., on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 in this file photo. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine) **FILE**

The myth of the happy hooker

The state has tried to eliminate, regulate and exploit the oldest profession for centuries, and no one has come up with a lasting formula. But now the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has cleared the way for "prostitution activists" to proceed with a lawsuit in a lower court to overturn the California law banning the trade, and the suit may have constitutional consequences.

Participants in the annual Trick or Treat Main Street go from business to business for candy and other items during the evening Halloween celebration, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Pittston, Pa. (Dave Scherbenco/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Ghosts on the run

Having given the back of the hand to Christopher Columbus, the snowflakes have gone to work on another suspect holiday, this one the preserve of ghosts and goblins. Just when everyone thought it was safe to be dead, pious ire of the politically correct is turned toward the Eve of All Hallows.

Tracing Ukraine's travails

In a European continent torn by incessant warfare over the centuries, Ukraine deserves sympathy for its most-abused-state status. As the real estate adage holds, "Location is everything." And Ukraine has the misfortune to be snuggled against the southeast corner of Russia, historically its prime tormentor.

Kudos to Fields

I urge anyone who might have missed it in our nano-second news cycle to read Suzanne Fields' most timely column ("Young men's lives matter, too," Web, Oct. 18). In wonderful prose, Mrs. Fields masterfully integrates California Gov. Jerry Brown's recent veto of a bill that would have codified into California law the notorious "dear colleague" false campus rape hysteria of the Obama administration, the progressive feminist media's desire to keep Harvey Weinstein on the front page in order to convince all and sundry that every man really is a Harvey in sheep's clothing, and heaps praise on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her clear-sighted fairness and transparency.

Taxes don't curb consumption

Walk into an inner-city kindergarten and at least half of the kids you see are going to be fat, pre-Type-2 diabetics ("Thirst prevails again in Chicago." Web, Oct. 18). In fact, a number of these kids got set up for diabetes in the womb because their mothers were following the federal food guidelines. That's right, kids can develop insulin resistance before they are born. Inner cities are full of fat people, and even some of the skinny ones have fatty livers, fatty pancreases and eventually loss of blood-sugar control, then hyperinsulinemia.

Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., talks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Wilson is standing by her statement that President Donald Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson killed in an ambush in Niger, that her husband "knew what he signed up for." In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump said Wilson's description of the call was "fabricated." (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

A clown in a cowboy hat

- The Washington Times

For the good of humanity -- not to mention the notion of self-governance in America -- this woman must be removed from public office.

In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Chelsea Handler arrives at the Netflix Comedy Panel For Your Consideration Event at the Netflix FYSee Space in Beverly Hills, Calif. Handler announced on Oct. 18, 2017, that she is ending her Netflix talk show after two seasons in order to focus on political activism. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Nancy Pelosi, Chelsea Handler: How low can you go

- The Washington Times

How low can you go -- that's the line that comes to mind while reading of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's recent sit-down with Chelsea Handler. Yes, that Chelsea Handler -- the one who's known 'round comedy circles as never-too-busy-to-go-vulgar.

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